From a Concrete Ditch to a Real Estate Boom

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After the concrete was poured in the 1930's to make it a flood-control channel, nobody thought much about the LA River. But new events and amenities are attracting visitors, and a $1.3 billion plan for cleanup and restoration took a step forward last month. There's now such a boom in real estate speculation that long-time residents are worried about being priced out. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez went down to the river.

You can learn more and see additional photos of gentrification along the LA River on the WWLA blog.

Credits

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW, Paul Habibi - UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, James Brasuell - Planetizen - @CasualBrasuell

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Charlotte Duren